Joy Division Lyrics

Joy Division Lyrics

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From the Album Preston Warehouse 28 February 1980 (1999) (buy at

Heart And Soul
She's Lost Control
The Eternal
Twenty-Four Hours

From the Album Permanent (1995) (buy at
Love Will Tear Us Apart
She's Lost Control
Day Of The Lords
Heart And Soul
Twenty Four Hours
These Days
Dead Souls
The Only Mistake
Something Must Break

From the Album Substance (1988) (buy at

From the Album Still (1981) (buy at

From the Album Closer (1980) (buy at

From the Album Unknown Pleasures (1979) (buy at
Unknown Pleasures

From the Album Warsaw (1977) (buy at
The Drawback (or All of this for You)
Leaders of Men
They Walked in Line
No Love Lost
Living in the Ice Age
As You Said

Other Songs:
At A Later Date
In A Lonely Place
Inside The Line
The Drawback (All Of This For You)
You're No Good For Me

Joy Division Info:

Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band primarily consisted of Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris.

Joy Division rapidly evolved from their initial punk rock influences to develop a sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement of the late 1970s.

On the eve of the band's first American tour in May 1980, Curtis committed suicide. After the death of Curtis, the remaining members continued as New Order, achieving critical and commercial success -Wikipedia

Also known as:
Stiff Kittens, Warsaw

Salford, Greater Manchester, England


Years active:

Associated acts:
New Order

Name Origin:
From the sado-masochistic novel 'The House of Dolls' by Karol Cetinsky. Joy Divisions were lines of huts in which deported women were forced to prostitute themselves to Nazi officers on leave.

Ian Curtis (vocals and occasional guitar)
Peter Hook (bass guitar and backing vocals)
Stephen Morris (drums and percussion)
Bernard Sumner a.k.a. Bernard Albrecht (guitar and keyboards)

Joy Division Quotes:
Actually when we stopped New Order I was busier than ever. The only gaps have been while we've been writing.

America stopped making vinyl and phased out the single but Germany held out and refused. Warner's never phased out vinyl in Germany. Now America imports it!

I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism.

I wouldn't have an iPod, because it's something about the laziness that I don't like. I don't like having it that available.

I'd rather have ten people who are mad for it than ten thousand who aren't.

I'm not a great fan of Embrace.

In fact when I get back and see Bernard and Steven, I'll tell them the fans are alive and well and they're really nice.

In fact, Steven's daughter didn't know what a CD was. They don't want to be bothered to put one on. They want to push a computer button.

We need to talk about what we are going to do and see and decide. We'll have to wait and see.

We've had a problem finding a vocalist. We have not been lucky yet to find the one. I think the problem is that the three of us have such a pedigree of vocalist, that if we come out with someone that's not good we'll obviously be slated!

When we stopped New Order and had to start again there was obviously going to be a gap, which to the fans seemed like a quite long one.

When you balance it against New Order, New Order don't work or tour relentlessly. We definitely work in our own way and sometimes it's a bit too slow for me, so I like to plan ahead and fill my time up.

Yeah, but the excitement of driving around town is palpable. My experience with downloading is not... I'm not computer friendly. My children are!

Yeah, I still feel as if I have things to do really. I'm not ready to stop.

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